Jeffrey Gibson is featured in 'Dreamhome'
'Dreamhome: Stories of Art and Shelter' explores homemaking as a manifestation of cultural history and identity. Its artists reflect on 'home’ from their own perspectives, while also registering the shared hopes and anxieties associated with ideas of domestic space, environment and belonging.
Works range from the intimate to the immersive and the joyous: from Zarina Hashmi’s tender homage to her sister and the house they grew up in, Samara Golden’s dizzying dystopian house of mirrors and Jeffrey Gibson’s exuberantly decorated ancestral living room. All are united by a commitment to fabrication and fabulation – to art as a way of not just documenting the world but of imagining, dreaming, storytelling.
Comprised of highlights from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection, a selection of recent acquisitions and newly commissioned works, the exhibition itself takes the form of a dream home, whose rooms offer up a series of human stories – stories of dwelling, shelter and strength; of upheaval, loss and remembrance; of connection, care and possibility.